Maker Faire, Cool Web Sites, MMA on Yahoo and More!
What's new in Episode 231
• Senior Video Producer Brooks Rowlett joins Robert on set.
• Today's Tech Pic of the Week is from Warren of Tulsa, OK. Warren shows of his tech via QTRV. Want to know what QTRV is? Click HERE.
• This past weekend Assistant Producer Sam Arbizo and Robert hit the Maker Faire.
A quick list of who Robert talked to: Orbswarm,Semi-autonomous robot performance art.
Team Jefferson, Competitors in the Darpa Grand Challenge events.
Perrone Robotics, Provides robotics technology and software for use in consumer, professional, and military robotics applications.
Tech Shop, TechShop is a fully-equipped open-access workshop and creative environment that lets you drop in any time and work on your own projects at your own pace.
Western Warship Combat Club, Robotic RC model warship combat in San Jose, California.
The Guitar Zeros, Band that uses Guitar Hero Controllers to rock on, for real.
Flaming Lotus Girls, Creators of large scale fire art.
• Scott is a fight fan and because he is a fight fan he has been in need of some PPV action. Problem is he does not have cable or satellite services. Solution? Yahoo Sports and the UFC join forces to bring MMA to the world. Click HERE to go to the website for the next Ultimate Fighting Championship PPV.
• Assistant Producer Sam Arbizo checks out the Green Office.
• Senior Video Producer Brooks Rowlett shows off 4 cool websites.MakeUseOf.com, Natuba.com, Twistori and Wigix.
• We have 2 viewer questions today.
First question is from Jack of Colorado: I was wondering if there is a Linux distro you could recommend for my non-technical parents?
Second question is from Devin of Michigan, USA: Why do 720p HDTVs have a screen resolution of 1366x768?
• We finally got the legalities worked out and will be giving away the Neuros OSD. Giveaway entry ends June 3rd. Drawing will be June 5th. YOU HAVE 4 WEEKS LEFT. The rules are simple:
• Two ways to enter:
• Create a video of 20 seconds or less.
• The video must be about how the Neuros OSD will enhance your home theater system.
• You must be a resident of the US and at least 18 years of age. For the full legalese download the rules.
• Upload it to your YouTube page.
• If you haven't already, add DL.TV as a friend!
• Share your video with us!
• Or, send us an email telling us in 50 words or less how the Neuros OSD will enhance your home theater system.
• Even if you don't win we might still use your video question on a future episode of DL.TV. IF we do, we will send you a DL.TV T-Shirt.
• And don't forget to send us an email with your full name, URL and name of the YouTube account you used, mailing address, your phone number and your shirt size. Put "DL.TV Neuros OSD Giveaway" in the subject line.
• Loyd Case will be back on the show May 29th. So, if you have a question for the Editor of ExtremeTech.com, Email us at email@example.com with 'Ask Loyd' in the subject line.
• Next Week: Jason Cross will be back on the show. Scott's 3 Games in 3 Minutes. Windows Utilities Revisited, Tech Pics, Viewer Questions and More!